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“ ‘Movements’ that spring from purely Islamic sources…are movements—backwards”

June 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Essays

“Visionary” for The Soylent Green Revolution and His “Inspiration”

 

Diana West has a superb blog on Mousavi’s current “vision”—the animating “spirit” of The Soylent Green Revolution now unfolding in Iran, epitomized by the cries of “Allahu Akbar” (just in case anyone thought the demonstrators might be saying “I want a Clark Bar” as an appeal for “secularism”)—which represents a mere return to the 1979 Khomeini “vision,” and would include the destruction of Israel.

 

Below is an excerpt from Diana’s blog, but read the entire Mousavi text she has posted:

 

Mousavi isn’t about to take Iran into the future;  he’s all about turning the clock back to 1979—as he puts it, “to the Islamic revolution as it was.”

 

Don’t miss the quotation at the bottom: “We are not up against our sacred regime and its legal structures; this structure guards our Independence, Freedom, and Islamic Republic. We are up against the deviations and deceptions and we want to reform them; a reformation that returns us to the pure principles of the Islamic Revolution.”

 

Sounds pretty Stalinist by way of Mecca to me.

 

This depressing closed Islamic circle mindset—which still holds sway—was elucidated a century ago (in 1909) by the scholar W.H.T. Gairdner, while his candor and wisdom are  absent among our contemporary elites, most notably those suffering from Soylent Green Revolution Derangement Syndrome:

 

It remains to be seen how soon the reformers will realize the account that must sooner or later be settled between real civil and religious liberty and Mohammedan sacred law or ‘Shariat’ (including the Koran, and the Traditions)It remains to be seen… whether the zimmi [dhimmi], (non-Muslim subjects) can ever really be accorded equal rights with the Moslem in Moslem states; whether the habit of freedom can be taught; and whether the root of the whole social evil, the position of women, can be touched, while a belief in the Koran remains...But apart from the problematic future, we have the historical past:- by the confession of the entire Moslem world itself, nothing could have been more deplorable from every point of view, moral, social, intellectual, political, and even religious, than the state of all Moslem lands before the reform movement from the West agitated them. This was freely admitted at a Moslem Conference held lately at Mecca…Is this confessed failure, then, due to Islam, or is it not? All that can be said is that Islam had practically had an absolute monopoly of influence where the state of things had been brought about; and that the impulse towards change in no case sprang-apparently could not have sprung-from any purely Islamic source. These are, at least, two solid facts. The “movements” that spring from purely Islamic sources are typified by names like Abd ul Wahhab, the Mahdi, El-Senussi [NOTE: and one could add Khomeini!]: And these movements are movements-backwards.”

 

Finally, Debbie Schlussel (hat tip for the photo above) reminds us of Mousavi’s bloody anti-US fanaticism manifest in his helping to orchestrate the horrific 1983 attacks on the Marine barracks and US embassy in Beirut which left over 300 Marines and embassy personnel dead.


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  • Arius United States Windows XP Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11

    I have to admit that I was almost taken in by Mousavi and his supporters but you, Atlas, and others have reset me back to reality. Thanks.

  • joeblough United States Windows XP Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11

    For a while there I had gotten worried that the whole world was caught up in idle minded enthusiasms about the mess in Persia.

    Curiously, while several have commented in public about how many of the protesters signs are in English, nobody has seemed to notice that we have not seen a single sign asserting the rights of Bahais or Persian ethnic minorities, nor a single one asserting anything that a westerner would recognize as individual freedom or individual rights.

    As for the women of Persia, do we have any reason to believe that they are apt to be more civil toward Bahai women? Toward Jews? Toward Christians? Toward westerners?

    Will the Persian women insist that their country stop supporting hamas and hezbolla? That it stop seeking to build nukes and threaten other nations with them?

    Do we have any evidence whatever to support those expectations?

    I think not.